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Hickman County Board of Education in Clinton, Kentucky is seeking an innovative and motivational leader with a demonstrated track record of improving achievement and outcomes as its next superintendent.  The successful candidate should preferably have district level administrative experience and be an instructional leader within a current school district.  It is important for the candidate to have the ability to effectively communicate with the staff and community in order to achieve district goals as well as be visible to the community.  The candidate should possess strong morals, ethics and integrity.  Skills in budgeting, school finances, buildings and grounds, along with working knowledge of the Kentucky Education System are required.  Must hold or be eligible for Kentucky superintendent’s certification.  

Hickman County Public Schools is located in far Western Kentucky, approximately fifty miles West of Paducah and serves a population of students in grades preschool through twelve.  The student population of approximately 750 is housed in two schools.  
Interested candidates must submit an application package consisting of: 1) Letter of Interest; 2) Resume; 3) District Application 4) Copy of Kentucky Superintendent Certification or Letter of Verification from the Educational Professional Standards Board that the candidate will be eligible to hold the position at the time of hire; 5) The names, addresses and telephone numbers (home and work) of five professional references; 6) Written responses to the set of questions and situations listed on the application.

Application packages may be downloaded from the school website under the employment tab, requested by email to [email protected] or by calling Tessa Ferguson at 270-653-2341, option 1.  The application deadline is May 31st, 2022.  For more specific information on the opportunity, contact current superintendent Casey Henderson at [email protected] or by calling 270-653-2341, option 1.  Application packages may be hand-delivered or mailed to: Hickman County Superintendent Search, Casey Henderson, Hickman County Board of Education, 416 N. Waterfield Drive, Clinton, KY 42031.  Please include the original and seven copies.  

Board of Education

District Personnel 

Casey Henderson- Superintendent

Perry Collins-Director of Pupil Personnel 

Christel Nall- Special Education/Preschool Director 

Heather Spillman - Director of Transportation 

Tiffany Ray- Gifted Education Coordinator

Lindsey Cunningham-Director of Food Services

Kim Wilson- Office Manager

Candice Byassee- Federal Program Bookkeeper/Payroll Officer

Tessa Ferguson- Receptionist/Secretary


Members of the Board of Education


Mr. Thomas Dodson, Mr. Shannon Dowdy, Mr. Caleb Deweese, 

Mr. Martie Templeton, and Mr. Matt Hicks 


Meeting Information 

Hickman County Board of Education Meetings are normally held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Board of Education offices in Clinton.  Special meetings and changes in the date and time for regular meetings will be announced in advance.

     All Board meetings are open to the public with the exception of executive or closed sessions.  Agendas will be available to the public at the beginning of each meeting.

     Other district personnel, including the district's central office staff, principals, teachers, classified employees and legal counsel, if needed, also attend board meetings.